June 26, 2017


110: Take Me To The Bridge – Beatles Middle 8s Examined

In another listener suggested topic, Richard and Robert examine this aspect of song craft and how it evolved in Beatles recordings over time.

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June 20, 2017


109: Desert Island Solo Discs

Suggested by a listener, your hosts, Robert and Richard divulge their post-Beatles desert island discs (and books and videos, too) favorites, in a follow-up to their earlier Beatles Desert Island Discs show.

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June 10, 2017


108: The Beatles and Ed Sullivan 

In this special extended episode, Richard and Robert take listeners back to 1964 and the life-changing live TV debut of The Beatles in America before 73 million.

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June 2, 2017


107: Sgt. Pepper at 50 – A Conversation

In what’s likely to be the first of a series of Sgt. Pepper discussions, Robert and Richard attempt to sort out their feelings toward a most complicated and singular Beatles release

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May 30, 2017


106: Deconstructing The Beatles – Revolution 9

Before you roll your eyes, take a second: in this special episode, Richard and Robert dissect what is easily the most polarizing recording of The Beatles’ entire canon: the musique concrète produced by John, with assistance from Yoko and George, issued on their wildly expansive 1968 self-titled double album.

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May 22, 2017


105: Marshall Crenshaw, The Beatles and Power Pop

Said Allmusic about our guest: “He writes songs that are melodic, hooky and emotionally true, and he sings and plays them with an honesty and force that still finds room for humor without venom.

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May 13, 2017


104: Paperback Writer / Rain

Are The Beatles on their way out now?,” asked The Daily Sketch. Said a critic at The Sunday Mirror: “They have, to put it bluntly, goofed.

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May 6, 2017


103: Solo Beatle Covers

Setting aside the thematic full album works like Run Devil Run, Rock ‘n’ Roll or Sentimental Journey, the former Beatles recorded a fair amount of material written by others.

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April 29, 2017


102: Compiling The Beatles

In this episode, Richard and Robert examine the myriad ways their work was re-imagined and compiled: from Greatest to Rarities to 1, from Alpha-Omega to Reel Music.

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April 20, 2017


101: Beatle Guest Stars

Throughout the course of their career, The Beatles freely tapped the talents of a number of outside musicians to add color to their musical palette.

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